Enchantments are one of the most useful parts of Minecraft when it comes to almost every aspect of the game. Whether you’re gearing up in full Protection V armor or just finished enchanting your pickaxe effectively, there are certain enchantments that are likely to come to mind. when you see an enchantment table. One enchantment that isn’t as popular comparatively is Depth Strider, added since 1.8. This guide will explain the Depth Strider enchantment and what it does in Minecraft Java and Bedrock editions.
The Depth Strider enchantment explained in Minecraft
Depth Strider is an enchantment in Minecraft Java and Bedrock which help you move faster underwater. While Depth Strider starts at level one, it goes up to a maximum of three, allowing you to swim as fast as you run on land. If you’re trying to outrun monsters or other players and need to dive into the ocean, Depth Strider offers a huge advantage for escaping. Also, if there are dolphins nearby and they give you a swim speed buff, it will stack with the Depth Strider boost. The only downside is that you can only apply them to your boots.
Like most enchantments, there are several ways to get Depth Strider on your boots or in an enchanted book. The most reliable method is to use an enchanted table. According to Minecraft Tools Enchantment Calculator, if you have 30 XP levels, you have almost a 40% chance of getting Depth Strider III on your boots. Alternatively, if you’re a little low on levels, you have about a 11-12% chance of Depth Strider I at XP level 14.
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If you don’t have easy access to an enchantment table, there are other methods to get the enchantment! You’re unlikely to get an enchanted book with Depth Strider on it by fishing, trading with librarian villagers, or looting various treasure chests. In particular, Dungeon, Mineshaft, and Desert Pyramid chests will often net you Enchanted Books. However, since the enchantments are random, you will have to be very lucky to find Depth Strider on them using these methods!
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